02/28/21 – Not Wasting the Witness, Writing, and Work of the Word of God

1 The Lord said to Moses, “Cut for yourself two tablets of stone like the first, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. 2 Be ready by the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself there to me on the top of the mountain. 3 No one shall come up with you, and let no one be seen throughout all the mountain. Let no flocks or herds graze opposite that mountain.” 4 So Moses cut two tablets of stone like the first. And he rose early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand two tablets of stone.
‭‭Exodus‬ ‭34:1-4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

27 And the Lord said to Moses, “Write these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.” 28 So he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights. He neither ate bread nor drank water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.
‭‭Exodus‬ ‭34:27-28‬ ‭ESV‬‬

I. Wasting the Word (1-4)
A. If we neglect to meet with God through His Word, we waste His gift of the Word and our very lives.

II. The Witness of the Word (1)
A. To know God, we must hear who He is from Him.
B. We do not determine who God is, we discover who God says He is in His Word.

III. The Writing of the Word (27-28)
A. The Word of God is from the mouth & mind of God through the hands of men like Moses. (2 Peter 1:16-21)
B. Because its author is God, the Bible is authoritative & therefore the authority on who God is and what He is like.

IV. Next Step: The Work of the Word
A. The Word of God is alive and active because Jesus is alive empowering it. (Hebrews 4:12-13)
B. The Word reassures the saved & rebukes the falsely assured. (2 Corinthians 13:5-6, Philippians 2:12-13)